The President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, met with Prime Minister of the Government of Libyan National Unity Fayez al Serraj in the Turkish city of Istanbul this Saturday, the Turkish state news agency Anatolia reported.
The meeting took place behind closed doors in the Vahdettin Pavilion in Istanbul, and the Turkish Presidency did not inform the meeting in advance. Turkey is one of the main supporters of the Serraj government and has deployed troops to strengthen government forces when confronted with troops under the command of General Jalifa Haftar.
Erdogan also called Italian Prime Minister Guiseppe Conte on Saturday about the situation in Libya. A statement by the Turkish Communications Directorate said Erdogan and Conte had spoken on issues of regional interest, particularly the situation in Libya and cooperation on the fight against the corona virus. The two heads of state and government have agreed to continue the dialogue in order to find a political solution in Libya.
Libya is living from a conflict faced with the government of national unity, which is supported by the United Nations and is based in Tripoli, and the armed forces under the command of General Jalifa Haftar, who are opposed to a rival government in the city of Tobruk Loyal to the eastern United States are land.